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09-14-18 -- Michael Belfiore - Matt White, David Mondrus - Davi Barker (MP3s & VIDEO's LOADED)

Michael Belfiore (Author, Writer) updates on the private space race - Matt White & David Mondrus = Trive.News = Truthiness Scoring of info on Net via Blockchain - Davi Barker (Pirates without Borders; The Muslim Agorist) is in studio
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Hour 1 - Davi Barker (Pirates without Borders; The Muslim Agorist) is in studio to go over information and trials in getting your Commercial Driver's License, as one of Ernest's good/long-time friend's had run into some problems when he went to renew his AZ CDL...

Hour 2 - Michael Belfiore (Technology Futurist, Author, Journalist) updates on the private space race including NASA, Boeing, and SpaceX astronauts on first commercial orbit next year, BFR Monster Rocket, SpaceIL

Hour 3 - Matt White and David Mondrus (TRIVE) update on 'pirate communications'

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September 14th, 2018

Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock

on LRN.FM / Monday - Friday

9 a.m. - Noon (EST)

Studio Line: 602-264-2800 


Hour 1

Host Ernest Hancock and Davi Barker (Pirates without Borders; The Muslim Agorist) is in studio to go over news and items of interest...

DAVI: Writer, Artist, Merchant, Speaker


Davi's previous interviews on the Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock Radio Show:

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Topics discussed on the show...

1. Ernest goes over information and trials in getting your Commercial Driver's License, as one of Ernest's good/long-time friend's had run into some problems when he went to renew his AZ CDL. Here is some info on applying for and renewing for a CDL...


Here is the email Ernest got from his friend about his renewal process:

Howdy, here's my story:

-did my physical then went to DMV

-got picture,took my hazmat and tanker test

-gave me a 10 day temp

-drove 235 miles to wait for the mail, got it 10 days later

-license expired on the day it arrived

-drove 250 miles to DMV

-got 30 day temp ,having someone else check the mail

*licenses are made in California then sent out?

**all legal citizens with that sensitive info?

Applying for a New CDL in Arizona

If you've ever looked at the huge trucks, tanks, and other commercial vehicles barreling down the highway and thought to yourself that you'd like to drive one someday, you can—with the help of a commercial driver's license (CDL).

The process of getting a CDL is a bit more rigorous than getting a regular driver's license, since the vehicles it lets you drive are larger and more difficult to operate than average cars and trucks. Nationally, the regulations for obtaining a commercial driver's license are established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and in Arizona, the licensing process is overseen by the state Motor Vehicle Division (MVD).

Who Can Get an AZ CDL?

To be eligible for an Arizona commercial driver's license, you must meet the following guidelines:

Must be at least 18 years old.*

Provide proof that you have at least 1 year of driving experience (cannot be on a motorcycle).

Arizona residents may use their AZ driver's license for proof.

Out-of-state licenses will be acceptable if they were issued more than 1 year before you apply.

If you're applying for an AZ CDL with an out-of-state license, you may also prove your driving experience with a motor vehicle record issued by your home state, which:

Is under 30 days old.

Shows at least 1 year of driving experience.

See Transferring a CDL to Arizona below for details on how to switch your out-of-state CDL to your new state of residence.

*NOTE: Applicants under 21 years old will be restricted to driving commercial vehicles within Arizona, and will not be permitted to transport hazardous materials, per MVD and FMCSA regulations.

Arizona Commercial Learner's Permits

Before you can get your AZ commercial driver's license, you'll need to get your commercial learner's permit (CLP). Although it's not required by the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division or the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, it's recommended to enroll in a commercial driver education course, to help you prepare for all the exams you will need to take.

When you feel ready, schedule an appointment with your local MVD office, and bring:

The proper medical paperwork (see below).

A completed Commercial Driver License Application (Form 40-5124).

Your Social Security card.

A valid driver's license.

Proof of:


U.S. citizenship/lawful permanent status.

Arizona residency.

See "Acceptable Identity/Citizenship/Residency Documents" below.

Proof of driving experience (see above).

The appropriate fee for your CLP class; see below for details.

Acceptable Identity/Citizenship/Residency Documents

Proof of Identity

Arizona requires at least 2 documents to prove your identity:

At least 1 document must include a photo of you.*

At least 1 document must be considered a "primary" document and include your date of birth.

Examples include:

U.S. passports.

Arizona ID cards.

W-2 Forms.

See the full list of acceptable documents and additional MVD requirements.

*NOTE: In lieu of a photo document, you may provide 3 documents to prove your identity and citizenship/lawful status—all other requirements above still apply.

Proof of Citizenship

Proof of U.S. citizenship/lawful permanent status in Arizona requires at least 1 document:

At least 1 document must include a photo of you.*

You will need 1 document considered a "primary" source and 1 document considered a "secondary" source.

See the MVD's list of primary and secondary examples.

If you've legally changed your name due to marriage, divorce, or for other reasons, you will need to bring appropriate legal documents showing the name change.

Examples include:

Birth certificate.

Certificate of Naturalization.

U.S. military ID.

The AZ Motor Vehicle Division has the full list of examples and some additional terms.

*NOTE: If you do not have a photo document, you may instead present 3 documents to prove your identity and citizenship/lawful status. All other listed requirements above still apply.

Proof of Residency

Proof of Arizona residency requires 1 document that shows BOTH your:


Physical address.

Examples include:

Valid AZ driver's license.

Voter registration card.

Utility bill dated within 30 days of your application.

See the MVD's full list of acceptable documents.

Additional CLP Requirements

Aside from providing the proper documentation and paying the fee, you will need to:

Pass all appropriate written exams for the type of CDL you want.

A passing score of 80% is required.

Submit to a driving record check.

After completing the process, the AZ MVD will issue your commercial learner's permit.

CLP Restrictions in Arizona

Your Arizona CLP will be valid for 6 months. You will have to wait at least 14 days before you can take the skills test needed to obtain your full commercial driver's license.

In the meantime, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration restricts all CLP drivers to practice only while accompanied by a full CDL holder on public roads only.

AZ Commercial Driver's Licenses

Once you've passed at least 14 days with your CLP, and you feel comfortable enough driving a commercial vehicle, you can take your CDL skills test. Schedule another appointment at your local Arizona Motor Vehicle Division office or find a third party that offers skills testing.

You will need to bring:

Your commercial learner's permit (CLP).

Your AZ driver's license.

The appropriate feesee details below.

If you fail any portion of your skills test, you will need to wait 2 business days before you can retake the exam.

Once you pass and pay all fees, you will be given your Arizona commercial driver's license. Arizona CDLs are valid for 5 years. Check out our guide to renewing your CDL for tips on how to prepare for that.

Transferring a CDL to Arizona

If you've moved to Arizona and wish to transfer your out-of-state CDL, you will have to do so within 30 days of establishing AZ residency.

Schedule an appointment with your local MVD office and bring your:

Medical Examiner Certificate or ADOT card.

Social Security card.

Current, valid commercial driver license from your previous state.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent status.

The appropriate fee.

The Arizona MVD will then issue your new AZ commercial driver's license.

CDL Fees in Arizona

The AZ Motor Vehicle Division currently charges the following for commercial driver licenses and related services:

Commercial learner's permits:

Class A or Class B: $25.

Class C: $12.50.

Endorsements: $10 each.

School bus endorsements: Free.

Road/skills tests fees:

Class A or Class B: $25.

Class C: $12.50.

New or transferred CDLs:

Class A or Class B: $25.

Class C: $12.50.

Duplicate CDL: $12.

Military CDL Waivers in Arizona

The MVD has created a program to help current military members or recent veterans transition from driving for the Armed Forces to civilian commercial vehicle operation, by allowing certain service members to have their CDL skills tests waived.

To qualify, you must:

Be active duty or discharged from the military within 1 year of your application date.

Have operated a commercial motor vehicle or military equivalent for at least 2 years immediately proceeding your discharge.

If you meet the qualifications, you can apply by completing a Military Skills Test Waiver (Form 96-0680) and bringing it with you when you apply for your commercial learner's permit.

NOTE: Eligible candidates will still have to pay all required fees and pass all written exams.

Arizona CDL Medical Requirements

All Arizona commercial driver license applicants must acquire certain medical certifications before applying for their learner's permits.

The Arizona Motor Vehicle Division requires a completed:

Medical Examination Report Form (Form MCSA-5875).

Medical Examiner's Certificate (Form MCSA-5876).

To get them, you must see a FMCSA-approved physician.

You may also be required to go through a process called self-certification, where you declare to the state the type of driving you intend on doing with your CDL. For more information, see the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's FAQ page.

After you're deemed physically fit, you will be given a Medical Examiner Certificate. You must keep this document on you at all times while operating a commercial motor vehicle.

You will also have to renew your Medical Examiner Certificate at least every 2 years.

CDL Classes, Endorsements & Restrictions

Arizona CDL Classifications

The FMCSA has established several different classifications of commercial driver's license, each one allowing you to drive different types of commercial vehicles.

The categories include:

Class A CDL—Lets you drive a combination of vehicles over a certain weight, like a tractor-trailer.

Class B CDL—Allows you to drive a single vehicle over a certain weight, such as a straight truck.

Class C CDL—Covers all other types of commercial vehicles over a certain weight not addressed by Class A or Class B CDLs.

The type of CDL you apply for may dictate the type of skills and written exams you will need to take or how much your permit or license will cost.

In Arizona, a Class C commercial driver's license may only be obtained in conjunction with a passenger or HAZMAT vehicle endorsement.

For more general information, see our guide to CDL classifications.

AZ CDL Endorsements & Restrictions

An endorsement is an additional accreditation on your CDL that will allow you to operate a greater number of vehicles. You can get an endorsement by taking extra exams—both written and skill-related—and paying additional fees.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division offer endorsements that will allow you to drive:

Passenger vehicles or school buses.

Double or triple trailers.

HAZMAT vehicles.


On the other hand, you could also have a restriction placed on your commercial driver's license, which would limit the amount of vehicles you're permitted to drive. You might receive a restriction on your CDL if you can't:

Operate a full air brake system.

Drive a manual transmission vehicle.

Take your driving test in the appropriate class of vehicle.

Restrictions can typically be removed from a CDL if you take additional tests and/or pay extra fees. Check out our guide to endorsements and restrictions for more details.



Commercial Driver License Application

Submit to the Motor Vehicle Division to apply for an AZ commercial driver's license.

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Medical Examination Report

Medical examination form required by the AZ Motor Vehicle Division when applying for your CDL. Must be completed by a medical professional.

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Medical Examiner Certificate

Certificate of medical examination you must carry as an Arizona commercial driver. Must be completed by a doctor.

Get Form


We offer a series of DMV Practice tests to help you prepare for your Commercial Driver License test. In addition to carefully studying your state's driver handbook, these tests will give you an idea about the types of questions you may see on the actual written test.

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Requirements for Renewing a Commercial Drivers License

By: Staff Writer May 31, 2012

In most cases, your Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office will mail you a renewal notice several weeks prior to the expiration of your commercial drivers license (CDL).

If you do not receive a license renewal notice, you will be still be responsible for renewing your commercial drivers license on time.

NOTE: Usually, license renewal notices are courtesies; don't rely on them.

Renew License Before Expiration Date

Each DMV governs differently, of course. New York, for example, allows CDL holders to renew in person, online, or by mail, whereas most other states require renewing only in person. In most instances, your renewal notice will explain your options.

When renewing in person, you will need to follow some or all of the following license renewal requirements:

Complete a CDL renewal application form. In most instances you can download this form from your DMV's website. Save time by completing the form before arriving at the DMV.

Provide a recent eye test report. Or, if not, be prepared to pass an eye exam at the DMV.

Furnish a copy of your Medical Examiner's Certificate (if applicable).

Have proper payment for all applicable license renewal fees.

NOTE: If you've allowed your CDL to remain expired for a specified length of time (as determined by your state) you may be required to reapply for a new CDL. This includes passing the written and road tests.

Upgrade CDL During License Renewal

If you plan on adding an endorsement while renewing your CDL, be prepared to pass a written test for the endorsement of your choice. You will also need to have payment for any additional endorsement costs.

Renew CDL with Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME)

In addition to the requirements described above, when renewing your CDL you must also:

Pass a background check, which includes fingerprinting.

Pass a written HazMat endorsement test.

NOTE: Keep in mind that background checks can take up to 30 days to complete. Plan accordingly in relation to your CDL's expiration date.

What does your state require for CDL renewal?


2.  666 (a) (13) (A):

42 U.S. Code § 666 - Requirement of statutorily prescribed procedures to improve effectiveness of child support enforcement

(a)Types of procedures requiredIn order to satisfy section 654(20)(A) of this title, each State must have in effect laws requiring the use of the following procedures, consistent with this section and with regulations of the Secretary, to increase the effectiveness of the program which the State administers under this part:

(13)Recording of social security numbers in certain family matters.—Procedures requiring that the socialsecurity number of—


any applicant for a professional license, driver's license, occupational license, recreational license, or marriage license be recorded on the application;


any individual who is subject to a divorce decree, support order, or paternity determination or acknowledgment be placed in the records relating to the matter; and


any individual who has died be placed in the records relating to the death and be recorded on the death certificate.

For purposes of subparagraph (A), if a State allows the use of a number other than the social security number to be used on the face of the document while the social security number is kept on file at the agency, the State shall so advise any applicants.




Hour 2

Media Type: Audio • Time: 59 Minutes and 15 Secs

Hour 2 - Michael Belfiore (Technology Futurist, Author, Journalist) updates on the private space race including NASA, Boeing, and SpaceX astronauts on first commercial orbit next year, BFR Monster Rocket, SpaceIL confirmed its moon lander launch on a SpaceX rocket next year, and much more...


Hour 2

Michael Belfiore

Michael Belfiore is an author and journalist reporting on the technological innovations shaping our world.

He has reported on game-changing technologies for Bloomberg Businessweek, The New York Times, Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, Smithsonian, Air & Space, Financial Times, Foreign Policy, and many other outlets.

He is an International Aerospace Journalist of the Year Award finalist and a recipient of the Space Frontier Foundation's NewSpace Award for outstanding journalism.

In addition to his reporting in print, Michael has appeared as a commentator on the Fox Business Network, Bloomberg Radio and TV, CNN, CTV's Canada AM, NPR's Marketplace and Morning Edition, Showtime's Penn & Teller: BS!, and C-SPAN.


MichaelBelfiore.Com  (marketing writing for tech companies)


Michael's previous interviews on the Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock Radio Show:



The big news, from last month, is that NASA, Boeing, and SpaceX have selected the first astronauts to ride on the first commercial orbital ships starting next year. SpaceX plans to launch the first test flight as early as November and fly the first astronauts in April:

Also, SpaceX COO Gwen Shotwell says the first hops of the BRF monster rocket will launch in 2019:

And, SpaceIL, the Israeli former Google Lunar XPRIZE competitor, is confirmed for its moon lander launch on a SpaceX rocket, for next year (announced yesterday):

Other things to talk about: the coming 5G mobile networks with fiber-optic-speed internet connections for your phone, and low latency satellite broadband connections via OneWeb and SpaceX. Fast, low latency mobile networks will enable things like Starsky's semi-autonomous, remote-controlled trucks:



Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership -- starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers ...

Hour 3

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Hour 3 - Matt White and David Mondrus (TRIVE) update on 'pirate communications'


Hour 3

David Mondrus and Matt White (TRIVE)

TOPIC: Pirate Communications and their social science global consensus engine that researches and clarifies Truth through Human Swarmed crowd wisdom 




David Mondrus = CEO  The truth is the truth no matter who speaks it

Kiev born, NYC raised, coding since 13, First blockchain wedding, Columbia MBA


Matt White = COO @ Trive

Matt White became interested in Bitcoin decentralization and blockchain technology in 2013. In his 20's Mr. White founded owned and operated an Alaska based adventure tour company that served a global market for 18 years.  Matt was active developing initiatives for non-extractive equity based land use solutions on public lands. He has worked with leading political, science and thought leaders. "Starting a business on any frontier is difficult. When you are further challenged with shaping an industry in an unknown future environment, that's when it gets exciting!"  Matt is a professional skier, motorcycle racer, cyclist, adventurer, consultant, friend and lover of life. "The Edge… there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over." H. S. Thompson


Trive - Stop Fake News


Trive™ is a Nash Equilibrium Global Consensus engine that researches and clarifies Truth through Human Swarmed crowd wisdom using blockchain based rewards and verification mechanisms.

Using crowdsourced research, game theory and cryptocurrencies it will enable people all over the world to research, verify and score the truth of almost any piece of knowledge. We implement this by using game theory, blockchain and cryptocurrency to incent rational behavior. The resulting effort is hashed/stashed to the blockchain via a smart contract to ensure the sanctity of the Truth Hive (Trive™) process.



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